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    November 14, 2012
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way even in west friendship. actually, the temperature is plo freezing, coming in at 30 degrees. and our last stop this morning is cattensville, not much better, 34. you get the picture this morning. as we go throughout the day, temperatures aren't going to warm up so much. i'll show thaw in a second. but maryland's most powerful radar is dry, a far cry from yesterday, we had that wet weather, it's out of here, the cold front is gone and behind it, in the wake of it, we are dealing with temperatures well below average. so here's your planner. you can plan accordingly. you're waking up to some frosty times, 34 degrees and 46 degrees as we head into 10:00, and by this afternoon we're talking about 49 degrees in the forecast for us. that's our high temperature. plenty of sunshine, but that sunshine is going to be better to look at. let's get a check now of the traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. bring on the sunshine. it'll warm things up a little bit. if you are traveling in baltimore, we do have repairs under way for two water main breaks. one happened yesterday in mount vernon, and it continues to affect traffic on madison street. now, it is open.
you're able to actually travel down it and make a left onto guilford avenue to get downtown, but it's a very active scene still. repairs have not been finished. no word yet on when this 30- inch main will be fixed. now, all of the water has been restored to everyone impacted in the area, businesses, residents, but, again, still going to be an issue. you will want to expect congestion and use 83 or calbert street to get around all the delays. no delays right now on the jfx, and if you are headed out to the beltway, this is what it looks like on the west side at liberty road. you're looking at a 12-minute ride right now on the outer loop from 795 down towards 95 and inner loop will be clear through pikesville. here's what it looks like an hartford road, no problems to report whatsoever. you're looking at normal conditions. 11 minutes right now to travel the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. and the northeast corridor of 95 going to be in great shape. no delays right now in white marsh. it's going to take you 15 minutes to travel southbound from 695 all the way downtown. that's a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic.
charley, over to you. 6:31. and we are tracking breaking news for you today. a house fire in reisterstown sends one woman to the burn unit with burns to more than 50% of her body. that's where we find abc news' sherree johnson this morning. she is live at bayview medical with the very latest on that fire and the woman's condition. sheree. >>reporter: yes. at last reports the woman was reported to be in critical condition, and, yes, she was brought here to bayview medical center in east baltimore just a few hours ago after she was trapped in a fire at her home. now, take a look at this video that we shot earlier this morning. the fire proak out about 1:00 this morning here at 20 blake court in reisterstown. when crews arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames on the first and second floor. they found a woman in her 60s on the second floor and she was brought here to bayview burn center with severe burns. we are told that she had 50% of her body was actually burned and she's reported to be in critical condition at this hour. now, it took firefighters about an hour for crews to put this out and it was under control at
about 2:20 this morning. 15 fire companies and about 60 firefighters actually joined in to help battle this fire. and here's what the battalion chief had to say. >> the firefighters considering the second floor was almost fully involved. they battled up the steps and found her in one of the bedrooms upstairs. the roof structure collapsed and the second floor. >>reporter: now, crews tell me that they did hear smoke detectors going off in the basement, so they know that the smoke detectors were working at the time of the fire. and right now there's no cause to this fire, but investigators were on the scene. they're still trying to examine and figure out exactly what happened there. reporting live in east baltimore, sherree johnson, abc 2 news. howard county police offering a reward in a taco bell shooting. it happened in colombia just after midnight sunday. police say two masked men were outside the restaurant when they spotted gary graham and another employee walking toward them. that's when police say the men opened fire. graham was shot a number of
times and remains in critical condition. they say that it's dangerous and deadly and a lot of people drive too fast. now people living on one baltimore county road in a neighborhood there are calling for officials to do something about windsor mill road. last night people who live in that area met with police and highway officials. they showed them a survey that was taken back in september in which most people said the road is a huge problem. complainlts include speeding drivers, noisy vehicles, deadly accidents and even cars running into people's houses. >> we want the councilmen, the bureau of highways and our local police to hear the stories of the residents who live along the roadside and what they put up with. >> the meeting was just the beginning of a dialogue. it's not yet clear what the next step will be. for the first time since being reelected president obama will hold a news conference today where he's expected to talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. republicans and democrats have 48 days to come up with an agreement, but on the schedule they're only going to be in session 16 days.
if things don't change, tax cuts will expire for americans in january. the tax center estimates the average household can face a tax increase of $3500. >> we typically get a refund, and, you know, thinking that that might not be a possibility for some people who do use that money at the end of the year to take care of big expenses, you know, that would be a tough -- that'll be tough. >> you want to put this in numbers you can understand. we're talking around $120 a pay check being taken out of your monthly pay check. that's what you're looking at right now. democrats want higher taxes on the wealthy. they always say that. and they want to keep current tax rates right there for the middle class. republicans want to cut government spending. president obama plans to meet with congressional leaders from both parties. that meeting is set for friday. today the fbi and the cia are expected to tell lawmakers what they know about the scandal that brought down cia chief david petraeus and shined light on one of the top military commanders. officials uncovered thousands of what's being called now
potentially inappropriate e- mails between general john allen and socialite jill kelley. she's now talking to the media -- she's not talking to the media. instead, kelley has been calling police, complaining about reporters and others who have been piling up outside her home. she's now requesting diplomatic protection. >> we walked into the gate as soon as we pulled up. and he won't leave. by any chance -- i'm an honoree council general so i have inviability. so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> she is requesting diplomatic protection because kelley volunteered with the military but she was never a paid employee. check out these dramatic pictures, a small plane crashing into a home in jackson, mississippi. the house burst into flames as soon as that plane came down. all three who were on board the aircraft died, but the person in the home was not seriously
hurt. witnesses say the plane looked like it was sputtering or out of fuel. it had just taken off from a nearby airport. a top doc is in trouble with the law this morning. we'll tell you what police say this popular doctor was doing behind the wheel that led to this multi-car accident. details coming up. and papa john's could be in some big trouble. we're going to bring you the class action lawsuit filed against the chain for what some are claiming to be excessive texts. and we are not tracking any type of rain or snow on the radar today, but we are watching these temperatures. colombia coming in at 28 degrees under clear skies and over in hunt valley we're at the freezing degree mark under mostly clear skies. if go to our app store and download our app. don't go anywhere, "good morning maryland" will be right back. ah, wrigley field. it's time to change the way we clean.
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dispr good morning, maryland. yay. >> and good morning to our friends at the holstein academy. i read to them two days ago. a great group of kids. hopefully they caught this on this wednesday morning. papa john's has been delivering more than just pizza. its customers have filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit pause they say the pizza chain has been sending out unwanted spam texts. the messages offer pizza deals which is great, but some customers say they got 15, even 16 in a row, some coming in the middle of the night. the plaintiffs are now seeking $500 per text in damages. the company's corporate office says they were not involved because the lawsuit involves a small number of their franchisees. physician voted doctor of the year is accused of being drunk and on drugs following a major crash all caught on camera. take a look and watch this. this is an suv barreling out of a parking lot, smashing into a car at a stoplight.
now, that car then got shoved into a big truck on the opposite lane. the doctor has since been charged with driving under the influence. casinos now looking to hire and if you're in the market, this could be right up your alley. we'll tell you what the casino is looking for and where you can head to apply. and is facebook invading your privacy? we'll tell you how the social media site is now capitalizing on your couple's status and the kick is you may not even know it. and the cold temperatures are here, but so is the dry weather. i'll tell you how long that sticks around coming up. >>reporter: well, lynette, no delays here in howard county, interstate 70 nice and clear. i'll let you know what 83 and the beltway look like coming up on "good morning maryland." there are hundreds of ways people use
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time now for your abc 2 news to go. good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. we have a lot to get to for you on this wednesday morning. sheree johnson is following breaking news out of reisterstown, a house fire there. linda stow has more on a bus brawl caught on camera. first we begin with a check of the forecast and meteorologist lynette charles. >> all right, charley, this is
what's going on today, we are definitely talking about some cooler temperatures out there, but also some dry times out there as well. so we'll start you off with the radar, maryland's most powerful radar, not a whole lot to see. we are nice and dry. a big difference from what we had yesterday, right? we'll take that. but then we look over towards the temperatures and this is what we're looking at. we can see this big blue blob on the map, so what this is basically saying is that we're in for a trek of some colder weather across the area. that will continue as we go through time. but let's go ahead and zoom in on our area. our temperatures this morning coming in very cold, coming in at 33 degrees in bel aire, 30 in colombia, 29 degrees, we are looking at temperatures that are below freezing this morning, and we are not going to warm up that much as we go throughout the day. we can see the planner as we start you out at 8:00, still quite frosty. temperature coming in at 34. very cold still as we go into lunchtime today. yes, we'll have lots of sunshine, but that's not going to do much to warm us up. 49, 43, that's our high temperature as we go through the day. let's get a check now of the
abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. we are dealing with some fog up in fredrick, so do expect reduced visibility. and in anne arundel county we do have a crash on route 50 that's blocking all eastbound lanes right now at bay dale drive. if you are traveling in baltimore city, water main break repairs continue on madison street right near falls way. now, madison street is now open. you can actually take it, make a left onto guilford avenue to get downtown, but you will want to expect delays. more break break repairs on north charles street. that's actually going to be shut down north avenue to 21st street. your best alternate routes are going to be calbert street and 83. and there are no delays right now on the jfx. if you are traveling the beltway, this is what it looks like on the west side. traffic starting to pick up. we are looking at a 14-minute ride right now on the outer loop from 795 down to 95 and congestion starting to build here in parkville at hartford road. inner loop nice and clear to 95, but that outer loop will be stop and go as you make your drive up towards providence
road. charley, over to you. a woman suffers severe burns in a house fire overnight. this has been breaking news for you all morning here on "good morning maryland." abc 2 news' sherree johnson is live outside bayview burn center with the very latest. sheree, what are you hearing about now? >>reporter: well, we've been in contact with the fire department all morning long, and at last report the woman was reported to be in critical condition right here at johns hopkins bayview medical center. she was brought here after fire broke out at her home. take a look at this video that we shot earlier this morning. that fire started at about 1:00 this morning at 20 blake court in reisterstown. when crews arrived at that home, it was fully engulfed in flames on the first and second floors. they found a woman in her 60s on the second floor and she was brought here to bayview burn center with severe burns. we are told about 50% of her body is burned and she's reported to be in critical condition. it took about an hour for crews to put out this fire. it was actually under control about 2:20 this morning. 15 fire companies and about 15 firefighters actually helped to battle this fire and crews tell
me that they heard smoke detectors going off in the basement once they pulled up to the fire. right now there's no word on a cause of the fire, but investigators were on the scene, they plan to look into it to see exactly what happened there. reporting live in east baltimore, sherree johnson, abc 2 news. an mta bus driver has been suspended after a fight between her and a young passenger was caught on camera. the beating was recorded by a cell phone user and another passenger, then posted to youtube. and abc 2 news' linda stow is here with more on this fight and what the mta is saying today, most importantly i think people want to know, linda, how did this start? >>reporter: right. everyone wants to know that question. the video actually doesn't show what happened before the fight, but when it was posted to youtube, it says the bus driver hit the young woman because her music was playing too loud. now that bus driver has been suspended while the mta investigates. take a look at the video. it shows the driver punching and then wrestling the girl to the back of the bus. mta officials say the girl was a student from a local school.
the video shows the two scuffling for more than a minute. when they finally separate, the driver says the girl was being disrespectful. the fight happened monday afternoon on the number 40 bus line near baltimore and packa streets. mta police are investigating the incident. >> if an operator feels like they are in some kind of physical danger to themselves, then and only then are they allowed to engage a customer, but under no circumstance do we condone an operator fighting with a passenger. >>reporter: now, that driver has been with the mta since 2003. she's been removed from service while the agency investigates. mta says it's been in contact with the girl to get her side of the story. linda stow, abc 2 news. imagine being able to go through airport security quicker than anyone else. for some select flyers, that's going to become a reality at bwi. the airport is announcing plans today to start using tsa
precheck programs. flyers on u.s. airways, delta and united can get through their screenings quicker than when traveling domestically. bwi is the 32nd airport to start the precheck program and they have 4 million users since that program began. as of today, the public will begin hearing about the possibility of parking garage rest rooms in annapolis. mayor joshua cohen and other leaders will be on hand to make that announcement at noon. the rest rooms will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. the members will meet at the hillan parking garage for a ribbon-cutting facility. maryland casino is hiring. that company will host a job fair today and tomorrow, filling the newest spots for the restaurant the prime rib. full and part-time positions are open for cooks, servers, buskers and hostesses. you can apply at the company's website. each year thousand of us have to make a choice, go to work or call in sick and not get paid. one group hopes to now change
that. the maryland campaign for paid sick days kicks off at 11:00 today at westminster hall on west fayette street. the goal is to get paid sick leave for all maryland workers. part of today's kickoff includes a discussion on how sick leave improves public health, benefits businesses and protects the family. time now for five things you may want to know on this wednesday, a most wanted list is being released today but not of the country's most dangerous criminals. it's coming from the national transportation safety board. the list outlines major safety issues the ntsb wants to focus on in 2013. we'll have an update for you today into the investigation into a deadly meningitis outbreak connected to steroid shots. the commissioner of the fda is testifying before congress today. more than 30 people have died and dozens more have become ill since september. today is world diabetes day it coincides with the birthday of fredrick banting. he was one of two men who discovered insulin in 1922 as a
life-saving treatment for diabetic patients. will she or won't she step down? that may be the question for house minority leader nancy pelosi as she's expected to answer reporters today at a news conference. the baltimore native became the first female speaker of the house in 2007 but lost that title in 2010. cute or creepy? facebook has developed a new tool for couples in a relationship. it creates a page for you and your loved one to share posts, events and photos where both of you are tagged. the page is made whether or not you want it. we couldn't see it in person, but take a look at these pictures coming out of the southern hemisphere of a solar eclipse. tens of thousands turned out in australia and new zealand to watch the moon pass between the sun and the earth, creating total darkness. the next total solar eclipse is expected for march 2015. so, lynette, that's the southern hemisphere. they've got spring going on down there. >> exactly. >> no luck for us at all. >> that's my cold thing.
>> she wore a coat. >> i'm good. you'll want that coat when you step outside, charley, that's for sure. speaking of outside, we'll take you out there right now, bel aire, we're seeing plenty of sunshine across the area. that will be the name of the game as you step out and about in bel aire. look at this beautiful shot of the tide water marina right now and look at the temperatures. yes, this is what i'm talking about this morning. this is where you need the coat. 33 degrees in catensville, northeast coming in at 34 as well as chestertown, easton right now is at 33 degrees. temperatures not going to warm up a whole lot today. we do have high pressure building in. that cold front has moved through. behind it the chilly air is in place and it's going to stick around for a while. so here's the forecast for today, 49 degrees, mostly sunny. yes, you get the picture. the chill is in the air. 31 degrees by tonight, cleerlz, below freezing once again -- clear skies, below freezing once again. tomorrow 51 degrees, yes, we bump up the temperatures but
still we are going to be below average, lots of sunshine still in the forecast. speaking of the forecast, here's that seven day for you. and we see plenty of sunshine today, tomorrow and friday. a few more clouds step in as we go into saturday, but the next chance for some showers work their way in on sunday. let's get a check now of the abc 2 news time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. we are off to a cold start and we are dealing with a very serious crash right now in anne arundel county. it's on route 50 and all of the eastbound lanes will be shut down at bay dale drive. no delays on 97 as you do travel from route 50 up to 695. we, of course, are still dealing with a water main break in baltimore city. in mount vernon a lot of congestion caused due to the repairs on madison street near guilford avenue. north charles street going to be closed right between north avenue and 21st street. use calbert street or 83 instead. here's a live look at 695 right now. the west side traffic certainly starting to pick up here. you're looking at a five-minute delay on the outer loop from 795 down to 70. and here in parkville outer
loop congestion congested as well here at hartford road and that will continue up towards providence road. an update now on the woman who was sentenced to hold a sign in public after she drove over a sidewalk to get around a stopped school bus. shena harden held that sign on day one of her two-day punishment yesterday. it reads "only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus." now, the crime was caught on camera and those who saw holding the sign, take a look at this here, she's texting, she's on phone. she's not learning her lesson. >> it was a good idea, but it's not getting through to her. she's standing there acting like she's smug. >> i saw her smoking a cigarette and kicking it on the street corner. word of harden's behavior got back to the judge who sentenced her. she says, the judge did, that she now plans to join her on her second day of the punishment today and apparently it drew a wealth of reporters too. so what is the lesson here in this, lynette charles? >> you don't drive on the sidewalk. ding, ding, ding.
maybe common sense is not as common as you think. >> exactly. >> your place to go. also join us on facebook
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